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Re: [T3] pop-out


This happened to me with a helicoil, I jammed a new plug in and on the
first really big hill it blew out and melted away the spark plug hole too.

Keith


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> From: Sonny8oy@aol.com
> To: type3@vwtype3.org
> Subject: [T3] pop-out
> Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 12:11 AM
> 
> driving along today around town, all of a sudden the car goes pop, and
sounds 
> loud and rough.
> turns out it blew #4 spark plug out of the head. this is a plug that had
a 
> threaded insert on it. i managed to put a new plug in with a new threaded

> insert on it (last two threads were serrated to help keep it in there;
old 
> one was plain). i'm obviously not very confident that this will last very

> long (it lasted a 35 mile low rpm drive home), so what should i do,
without 
> taking the heads off, or anything fancy like that? should i replace the 
> threaded insert with a helicoiwŸ…ć the head then need tapped?
> thanks
> 
> sonny
> 
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